My Blue Heaven

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Herbert Ross directed this Nora Ephron-scripted buddy comedy starring Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and Joan Cusack. Steve Martin plays Vinnie Antonelli, a street smart mobster who agrees to turn state's evidence and is forced to move to Fryburg, California as part of the witness relocation program. Rick Moranis plays the nebbish FBI agent Barney Coopersmith, who is assigned to help Vinnie adjust to small town life. Instead, Vinnie helps Barney come out of his shell, much to the consternation of divorced mother and...
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Herbert Ross directed this Nora Ephron-scripted buddy comedy starring Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and Joan Cusack. Steve Martin plays Vinnie Antonelli, a street smart mobster who agrees to turn state's evidence and is forced to move to Fryburg, California as part of the witness relocation program. Rick Moranis plays the nebbish FBI agent Barney Coopersmith, who is assigned to help Vinnie adjust to small town life. Instead, Vinnie helps Barney come out of his shell, much to the consternation of divorced mother and relentless district attorney Hannah Stubbs Joan Cusack.
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All Movie Guide - Matthew Tobey
While it wasn't exactly robbed of Best Picture, My Blue Heaven is a delightful and underrated film. The script by Nora Ephron is simple and entertaining and offers plenty of opportunities for Steve Martin to have fun with his role. It's refreshing to see Martin taking on a goofy character like mobster-with-a-heart-of-gold Vinnie Anotelli amid the countless long-suffering patriarchal roles he filled from the mid-'80s through the '90s, and he's both believable and funny in the part. Also, in perhaps the last example that he's a talented performer, Rick Moranis is a more than capable foil for the scheming and conniving Vinnie. The interaction between the two leads takes up most of the movie and it's that comedic chemistry that makes it so successful. The fact that the movie tanked at the box office could very well be the reason for Moranis' virtual disappearance from anything not about shrinking people and Martin's long string of uninteresting lead roles that followed. Either way, My Blue Heaven didn't deserve the shaft and is more than worthy of another look.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/1998
  • UPC: 085391200338
  • Original Release: 1990
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Martin Vinnie Antonelli
Rick Moranis Barney Coopersmith
Joan Cusack Hannah Stubbs
Melanie Mayron Crystal Rybak
Carol Kane Shaldeen
Jesse Bradford Jamie
Bill Irwin Kirby
Julie Bovasso
Colleen Camp
William Hickey Billy Sparrow
Ed Lauter
Hank McCann
Robert Miranda
Randi Pareira
Deborah Rush
Daniel Stern
Technical Credits
Herbert Ross Director, Co-producer
Joseph G. Aulisi Costumes/Costume Designer
John Bailey Cinematographer
Jim Bayliss Set Decoration/Design
Richard G. Berger Art Director
Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr. Co-producer
Nora Ephron Producer, Screenwriter
Goldie Hawn Executive Producer
Robert Maddy Set Decoration/Design
Nick Navarro Set Decoration/Design
Ira Newborn Score Composer
Al Overton Sound/Sound Designer
Donald J. Remacle Set Decoration/Design
Charles Rosen Production Designer
Stephen A. Rotter Editor
Andrew Stone Producer
Anthea Sylbert Co-producer
Lynne Taylor-Corbett Choreography
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Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2011

    funny

    This movie is still funny. Steve Martin and Rick Moranis work perfectly...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Martin and Moranis are Great

    This is one of the funniest movies to come out in a long, long time. Steve Martin is always funny, but this is his best performance by far. Rick Moranis is just as wonderful as the FBI agent. I watch it everytime I can and I always pick up something new along the way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Rick Moranis is so funny in this movie. Great movie.

    Rick Moranis is so funny in this movie. Great movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Please

    Never has Steve Martin given a more forced and cliched performance. Rick Moranis is worse than usual.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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